WSOP Poker Ontario Review for July 2022

WSOP Details
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4.2
Overall
Games
4
Mobile App
3.5
Cash Game Depth and Variety
4.5
Tournament Depth and Variety
4.5
Deposit & Cash Out
4.5

Poker fans of all kinds will enjoy what WSOP.com has to offer in Ontario. Though it has yet to launch, all signs point to going live legally shortly, now that Ontario’s online gambling market, including poker, has expanded, bringing new betting options to the province.

If you’re a casual bettor, WSOP.com will give you plenty of enjoyment with easy-to-navigate interfaces and plenty of low buy-in tournaments. Seasoned bettors will enjoy a wide variety of tournaments and buy-in levels. Overall, WSOP.com is an excellent poker site, and it should be a great fit for Ontario players.

Strong App
Game Options
Banking Options
Disclaimer: Offerings in this review are based on what’s available in the USA.

 

WSOP Ontario Poker Details For July 2022

Have a look at one of the other online poker apps now available in Ontario:

WSOP’s new player offer is very competitive. So, when bettors make their first deposit on the platform, WSOP will credit the account the same amount.

WSOP.com OfferTBA
What Provinces And US States Allow WSOP.com?Ontario (coming soon), New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsyvlania in the US
WSOP.com Land-Based PartnerCaesars (parent company of WSOP.com)
UpdatedJuly 2022

Additional terms & conditions apply.

See WSOP In Action

3.5
App

WSOP.com has mobile apps for Apple and Android devices. The iOS App Store has the app available, as does the Google Play Store. When you search for the WSOP.com app, make sure you download the one that has “Real Money” in the name. WSOP.com has a free-to-play poker app that doesn’t allow real money play, and it can be confusing. If the app is called “WSOP Real Money Poker,” you’ve found the right one.

Generally speaking, the WSOP.com app leaves a lot to be desired, and we recommend playing on a desktop where possible. The experience there is more streamlined and offers more features. For example, you can play at multiple tables on the desktop version, and the app doesn’t allow this function. Pot-Limit Omaha games and tournaments are also unavailable on mobile, a disappointing reality for some users.

If you aren’t looking for multi-tabling options or PLO, the mobile app may work for you. Overall, though, we recommend leaning toward the desktop app when WSOP.com Ontario launches.

4.5
Cash Games

Once WSOP.com goes live in Ontario, Canadian players will have a surplus of games to join. The site will offer plenty of games with varying stake levels, making it easy to find a table that fits your budget. At the end of the day, the number of tables and games on offer depends heavily on interest from players. Given that Ontario is already a thriving gambling market with several options available, there’s every reason to believe WSOP.com Ontario will have a strong, well-populated game scene.

Hold’em games can range from one cent up to much higher thresholds of $100 or more. Most commonly, expect to find cash games running around $2.50 or $5. That’s a fairly popular zone for most online poker tables, though again, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding higher limits and occasionally lower ones. Pot-limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, and similar variants can offer stakes nearer the $25-$50 range. WSOP offers 7 Card Stud games on occasion as well.

In short, WSOP.com has a plethora of options when it comes to games.

4.5
Tournaments

The tournament scene is thriving at WSOP.com, and all signs point to a similar scenario in Ontario.

As regulations allow, WSOP.com Ontario’s tournaments could offer players the opportunity to play in actual bracelet events in the World Series of Poker and earn a shot at the Main Event. Beyond actual WSOP events, though, WSOP.com Ontario will offer a wide variety of other tournaments. Weekly events offer players chances at large pots, sometimes exceeding $25,000 for a $250 buy-in. Sunday afternoons see a $100k Sunday Tournament with a $320 buy-in and a prize book up to $100,000.

Check back to WSOP.com often for tournament updates and new events that give you a shot at a chunk of the prize pools on offer. Similar to the site’s cash games offering, WSOP has a strong tournament slate that’ll please serious online poker players in Ontario.

4.5
Cashout

In the markets where it’s currently live, WSOP.com has a strong variety of payment and withdrawal methods available. We expect this to be the case when the site launches in Ontario as well. The province has regulations in place about deposit and cashout methods, so WSOP Ontario will be sure to follow those.

WSOP.com Ontario will offer payment methods that compete with the site’s major rivals, so you should always have at least two to three easy ways to fund your account and withdraw.

4.2
Overall

The WSOP.com online poker platform gets the job done. Though not without its quirks, it generally offers a cohesive and strong poker experience. When it comes to Ontario, WSOP.com will please new players and seasoned poker veterans alike. We recommend sticking to the desktop platform, as the mobile app is one of WSOP.com’s weaker elements, though it is still an option for on-the-go card sharks.

WSOP.com’s other features make up for its mobile app. Strong incentives, great game variety, and plenty of tournaments make for a reputable and fun poker site.

Is WSOP.com Legitimate?

Short answer: yes. Longer answer: there are plenty of reasons WSOP.com is a reputable and trustworthy site for online poker enthusiasts. Here are just a few of the many reasons it’s a trustworthy site.

US Track Record

WSOP.com is live in New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The site has a history of launching in legal markets and navigating the difficult legal landscape that comes along with each jurisdiction.

Owned By Caesars

Caesars Entertainment is the parent company of WSOP.com. As you probably know, Caesars is one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. The organization is known for making a splash in new markets. Caesars has the experience and knowledge needed to launch in Ontario—knowledge it will undoubtedly lend to WSOP.com for its Ontario launch.

Government Oversight

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will oversee all legal online gambling operations in the province, including online poker. This means WSOP.com will need to undergo a strict licensing and regulation audit before launch and will be held to strict standards in all of its operations. Grey market/offshore sites won’t offer such protections.

Why Choose WSOP.com Ontario Over Illegal Online Poker Sites?

Offshore and illegal online poker sites have operated in Canada for years now, but we obviously advise that you steer well clear of them. There are numerous reasons to stay away.

Licensed & Regulated

WSOP.com is licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. This means the site must meet incredibly strict standards and keep meeting them as it operates. If the site can’t hold up to rigorous vetting, it risks losing its license. Offshore sites are not beholden to the regulations set forth by the AGCO, making them inherently risky to use by comparison.

Solid Customer Service

WSOP.com has fast and responsive customer service. Offshore sites have no obligation to help you with issues, where legal and regulated sites do. WSOP.com will have solid customer service compared to shoddy, sporadically available offshore customer assistance reps.

Can You Trust WSOP.com Ontario With Your Money?

In a word, yes. WSOP.com will be subject to many regulations aimed at keeping your funds safe and secure. Prevalent among these protections is SSL encryption, a standard tool in the tech industry that encrypts your data as it travels from one point (your phone) to another (WSOP.com servers). This protects your data from potential hackers.

Additionally, WSOP.com has an obligation to pay out any winnings you want to withdraw, so you won’t ever have a problem getting money out of your account. Should any issues arise, the customer support team can help as well.

WSOP Online Poker Ontario FAQs

Are online poker sites legal in Ontario?

Yes. Commercial online poker sites from igaming operators like WSOP are now legal and became available on April 4.

Are the online poker sites in Ontario connected to any land-based casinos?

No. Ontario law does not require online poker sites to be tethered to land-based casinos. Every private online poker operator is required to remain online and refrain from offering retail access to their apps through things like kiosks.

What do you need to sign up for online poker sites in Ontario?

Be prepared to fill in some personal details similar to what you’d offer to create an online shopping account, such as name, address, email, phone number, and password. You may also need to provide some personal identification like a government-issued ID as well.

What kinds of games are available at online poker sites in Ontario?

It varies, but most poker sites will have similar titles available. No-Limit Hold’em will likely be the most common, but Omaha and other poker variants are likely to be offered as well. 

How do you know the games aren’t rigged?

Licensed online poker sites and apps put themselves under strict scrutiny when they agree to apply for a license and play by a regulator’s rules. So, when Ontario poker players sample online poker sites during the private igaming launch, they should stick to legal and licensed sites and apps.  

Do I have to be a resident of Ontario to play at the online poker sites?

Not necessarily, but you do need to be physically located within the province while you play. This status will be confirmed by geolocation technology — either your phone’s GPS or a desktop plug-in.

How old do you need to be to play online poker games in Ontario?

Online poker players must 19 years or older in Ontario. 19 is the minimum gambling age for all online gambling in the province. 

About the Author

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a contributor to Toronto Sports Media. Cole is a Chicago-based writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment space. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns.